|Detroit, Michigan, February 18, 2013 - American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc., (AAM), which is traded as AXL on the NYSE, today announced the following officer appointments:|
Terry J. Woychowski has joined AAM as Senior Vice President, Engineering & Quality. In this role, Woychowski assumes the responsibilities of leading AAM's product engineering and development, global manufacturing services and quality and warranty activities. Woychowski, a former General Motors Corporation (GM) executive, most recently served as GM's Vice President, Global Quality & Vehicle Launches. In a career that has spanned more than 30 years in the automotive industry, Woychowski has directed total product engineering of full size trucks, led total program management for the engineering and manufacturing of cars and trucks worldwide and has successfully led the efforts to develop and integrate quality strategies across international markets.
Mark S. Barrett has been appointed Group Vice President, Procurement and Program Management. Previously, he served as Group Vice President, Engineering and Procurement. In this role, Barrett maintains the responsibility of AAM's global procurement activities and assumes the responsibilities of global program management and new product launches. In 2013, AAM will complete twenty-eight major product launches worldwide, including the launch of its industry-first EcoTracTM Disconnecting All Wheel Drive System.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Terry J. Woychowski to the AAM executive management team and to announce the appointment of Mark S. Barrett to his new position," said AAM President & CEO David C. Dauch. "Terry has a proven track record in several high-profile positions in the automotive industry. His extensive knowledge and experience in engineering, manufacturing and quality will serve AAM well as we continue to further reinforce our commitment to quality, technology leadership and operational excellence globally. Mark has played a key role in the diversification and expansion of AAM's product portfolio. His direct involvement in the development of these products makes him the right person to lead the launch of programs in AAM's $1.25 billion new business backlog for 2013-2015. "
Biographies of AAM's officers can be found at www.aam.com.
AAM is a world leader in the manufacture, engineering, design and validation of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and modules, chassis systems and metal-formed products for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles. In addition to locations in the United States (Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana), AAM also has offices or facilities in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden and Thailand.
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